Did you know that it is estimated that around 40% of dental emergencies are sports related? It is also projected that approximately 5 million teeth will be knocked due to sporting activities this year, and the American Dental Association (ADA) tells us that mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries each year.
Did you know that the total you will spend replacing a knocked out tooth is more than 20 times the cost you would invest for a custom mouthguard? Unfortunately, all sports guards are not created equal and boil and bite mouthguards are not very effective. They also provide a false sense of protection. Store-bought mouthguards require you to keep your mouth clenched for maximum protection, which may not work for everyone and could put your teeth and mouth at risk.
Why You Should Protect Your Teeth
The loss of a tooth is devastating in many ways. Not only does it affect your ability to eat and chew your food properly, but it may also impact your self-esteem and confidence if you feel embarrassed about talking and smiling at other people.
This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the impact that it has on your oral health. When you lose a natural root, your jawbone begins to deteriorate, which eliminates support for neighboring teeth and could result in more tooth loss.
If you don't replace a missing tooth, your surrounding teeth begin to move and shift into the open space. This causes bite misalignment and increases your risk of developing painful issues with your jaw joint.
A mouthguard is protecting more than just your teeth; it also ensures your oral health and wellbeing.
We Now Make Custom-Fabricated Sports Mouthguards
Dr. Farahani has invested in a state-of-the-art Mouthguard Processor. By using an exact duplicate of your mouth, this heavy duty mouthguard stays in place with no effort, even when your teeth do not make contact. A custom mouthguard ensures that you have the ultimate protection for your teeth and mouth while also feeling comfortable, which gives you the ability to put your attention where it belongs – on the game!
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More
Dr. Farahani is happy to sit down with you during a consultation appointment to review your sports activities and evaluate your needs to determine which type of night guard will best protect you. We can then take impressions of your teeth and create a mouthguard that is designed specifically for you and the activities participate in most.
Call us to schedule a time to take a tour of our laboratory facility to learn more about this essential athletic wellness addition!